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Therese

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du milchjunger Knabe,
Wie schaust du mich an?
Was haben deine Augen
Für eine Frage getan!

Alle Ratsherrn in der Stadt
Und alle Weisen der Welt
Bleiben stumm auf die Frage,
Die deine Augen gestellt!

Eine Meermuschel liegt
Auf dem Schrank meiner Bas':
Da halte dein Ohr d'ran,
Dann hörst du etwas!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Hans Erich Pfitzner, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Hugo Wolf, Robert Fischhof, Christian Sinding, Richard Schweizer, Otto Vrieslander, Franz Philipp, Max Oberleithner.

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "You milk-young boy, why do you look at me so?", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Thérèse", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Therese", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36

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Word count: 52

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You milk‑young boy, why do you look at me so?

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

You milk-young boy, 
why do you look at me so?
What a question 
your eyes have asked!

All the councilmen in the town
and all the wisemen in the world
Would be struck dumb by the question
that your eyes have posed!

A seashell lies 
upon my cousin's cupboard;
Press your ear to it;
then you'll hear something!


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36

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Word count: 58